Our Vision

The Jewish Learning Center supports high-quality Jewish learning.
We engage our students’ ages 5 to 18 in conversations which are
critical for childrens’ intellectual and emotional growth. We engage our
students through a strong sense of commitment to cultivate a deep
connection for Jewish tradition by building their skills, encouraging
wonder and engaging their spirit with hands-on learning, prayer,
music, and stories. Students of all backgrounds, cultures, and gender
identities are welcome. 

Grades K-7

HEBREW · Reading and writing basic Hebrew in an interactive small group environment

PRAYER · Using a joyous musical setting to learn Jewish blessings and prayers

TORAH STORIES · Connecting with the voices and stories of the Jewish people through multiple modalities

JEWISH VALUES · Teaching Judaism as a path to bring more justice, more compassion, and more peace into the world

JEWISH HOLIDAYS · Celebrating the holidays by exploring their roots in our tradition, and applying relevant lessons to today


Grades K-2 meet Sundays 9:30-12PM and Grades 3-7 meet Wednesdays 4-6PM & Sundays 9:30-12PM

B Mitzvah

Bar/Bat Mitzvah … the B Mitzvah celebration, emphasizes teaching our children to become participants in Jewish life. Young adults participate in this rite of passage beginning a lifelong process of exploring Jewish wisdom, and being part of a community. One year prior to the B Mitzvah, students begin weekly, individual tutoring with the Rabbi and Cantor. Four months before B date, each student will write their D’var Torah and plan their mitzvah project.

Our 8-10th Grades

Count Me In. Our post B Mitzvah classes challenge our teens to tackle the really important questions in their lives. It introduces our teens to how the wisdom of our sages can help answer important questions. Over the centuries, others who were searching for the truth asked the same questions. Among these seekers were the ancient Rabbis – their teachings help us figure out how to take care of ourselves, get along with others, and live with integrity.

Meet Sundays from 10:00-12:00PM

Our 11&12th Grades

Graduates of our Confirmation class are invited to be a part of our teen staff. The more you learn, the better you can use Jewish wisdom to strengthen yourself and others and make the world a better place.


Tel: 908-273-2800

Jewish Learning Center

at Congregation Ohr Shalom (Summit JLC)

67 Kent Place Blvd. 

Summit, NJ 07901